Stackhouse, a local startup revolutionizing the real estate business, aims to change how people own and finance a home. Stackhouse has steadily progressed their business which builds urban residential towers engineered to lift mobile, container-homes in and out enabling home ownership, community, and mobility in downtown cores. The business model provides owners with housing that is highly mobile and allows homeowners the freedom to go where life takes them.
Stackhouse is founded by a biracial Black woman Janelle Briggs, Ph.D. and her partner Ryan Egan. They sought business development support and joined the UA Center for Innovation last year. After teaming up, UACI offered Stackhouse customized business support as well as access to the people, programming, and places needed to scale their business. Stackhouse has worked with UACI through a 27-point roadmap that helped them refine their business plan, identify a target market, and much more.
Stackhouse has grown exponentially and is ready to take the next step toward successful market launch. With a solid prototype house developed, the team is moving full speed ahead. When looking for a feasible location to dock the very first Stackhouse, the UA Tech Park was a natural choice. UACI is an incubator network that is part of Tech Parks Arizona. Tech Parks Arizona has built communities for innovation for over 25 years, including the flagship UA Tech Park, a major regional employment hub, where 65+ business call home, including UACI. This vibrant community unites entrepreneurs and tech giants where they work side by side in a fast-paced environment. Stackhouse is among equally passionate people pursuing innovative answers to world challenges.
“We are thrilled to showcase Stackhouse at UA Tech Park, but our vision does not stop there” says Janelle Briggs, CEO. “After showcasing our container home here in Tucson, we will journey to Denver, Colorado where we will create our first 62-unit development to prove the Stackhouse model. This will be the first development and community of its kind, and we are proud to share that folks in Denver are excited about our concept and we look forward to seeing where the UACI launchpad continues to take us.”
Stackhouse is a proud alumni of UACI, and will remain a partner as they grow and expand nationwide. The next stop for Stackhouse is Denver, Colorado where the team plans to build the first Stackhouse location at 3425 W. Colfax Avenue.
About the UA Center for Innovation
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region and a mission to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. For nearly two decades, the program has directly served over 150 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. This is done through providing access to people, programming and places that help entrepreneurs take their companies from idea to market. Startups go through a structured program that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisors and community collaborators. UACI also provides access to service providers, industry cluster groups, interns and connections to potential customers and strategic partners. Entrepreneurs utilize various physical spaces that include offices, wet and dry labs, meeting rooms, a prototyping center, collaboration areas and the infrastructure to support these spaces. The UACI is part of Tech Parks Arizona, which brings together university, industry and community, creating “interactive ground” to advance technology innovation.
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